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Street Gangs of Dundee

26th March 2007

Dundonian rap poet Gary Robertson, takes us back to the 1960's and 1970's when territorial identities were defended by the gangs that evolved in the city's schemes. Uniformed soldiers patrolled the estates Gang jumpers, rolled-up jeans an baits Proud members o the warrin clans The Toddy, Hula, Huns an Shams. Members of the Fintry Shams, Lochee Fleet, Beechwood Mob, Kirkton Huns and the Shimmy speak with candour and humour about the fashion and music of Mod, Rocker and Skinhead, the gang colours, the violent battles and the intense cameraderie that remains from those days. An Odyssey Production for Radio Scotland